During 2017, severe weather events caused extensive damage in many parts of our state, resulting in three Presidential disaster declarations -- two due to Southwest Georgia tornadoes and one in the wake of Hurricane Irma. In August 2018, the federal government awarded Georgia $37,943,000 in disaster recovery assistance to address the unmet recovery needs of the areas affected by these disasters. Additionally, in January 2020, HUD allocated an additional $13,015,596 to repair infrastructure damaged by these disasters.
Funds will be prioritized for use in the Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) areas, to facilitate long-term recovery through the restoration of infrastructure and housing, and for mitigation activities to protect from predictable future damage.
Eligible counties: Berrien, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Coffee, Cook, Crisp, Dougherty, Glynn, Liberty, McIntosh, Thomas, Turner, Wilcox, Worth
Most Impacted and Distressed Areas:
31520 (Glynn County), 31548 (Camden County) and 31701, 31705, 31707 (Dougherty County)
Programs offered under this allocation:
Affordable Multifamily Rental Program
Buyout and Acquisition Program
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
2017 Unmet Needs Homeowner Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program
2017 Unmet Needs Infrastructure Program